Saturday, January 3, 2015

Edward Anderson, CSA-- Part 3: Refused to Surrender

Edward Johnson was then commissioned in the Virginia Provisional Army and served at Norfolk, St. Helena and Crainey Island until the evacuation of the area.  He then joined the Army of Northern Virginia and participated in the Peninsula Campaign.

After that, he served as chief ordnance officer on Lee's staff and later chief ordnance officer for General William Dorsey Pender and then for Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox.

Later, he was commissioned a captain in the regular Confederate Artillery and was at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Petersburg and Appomattox.

He refused to surrender with Lee at the latter and made his way south to join Johnston's Army in North Carolina.  When it surrendered, he made his way to Texas to join General Kirby Smith's Army which was still in the field.  When he found they had surrendered, he made his way back to Virginia.

Anderson then studied law and ran a successful law firm in Washington, D.C..  He was also actively involved in Confederate affairs for the rest of his life as past commander of Camp 171 of the United Confederate Veterans and helped found the Charles Broadway Rouss Camp 1191.

He died September 2, 1915.

--Old Secesh


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